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A record 170 documentary features submitted for Oscar consideration

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that a record 170 films have been submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar consideration. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying...

“Kedi” leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations

Source:  Variety The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association jointly announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Monday. Leading the nominations with four was “Kedi,” a Turkish...

YouTube Grows Up: Inside the Plan to Take on Netflix and Hulu

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Days before Morgan Spurlock debuted his highly anticipated "Super Size Me" sequel at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary already was drawing buyer interest. Netflix made a play for Spurlock's poultry industry...

Starz preps its fall documentary lineup

Source:  Realscreen Pay-TV network Starz is entering the world of documentaries with a series of new acquisitions. The docs will premiere this fall on Monday nights, beginning with "The Age of Consequences" on Sept. 18. The PF Pictures doc investigates the impacts of...

“13th” is a big winner on first night of Creative Arts Emmys

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Ava DuVerney asserted that there are different ways to address the criminal justice system, and urged those with those views  to "stand up and be heard." She made these remarks last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, where her Neflix...

PBS and Independent Lens launch documentary-driven YouTube channel

Source:  The Wrap PBS isn’t just for your grandparents anymore. The public broadcasting mainstay is continuing to solidify its presence as a digital media player, launching a YouTube channel in collaboration with Independent Lens, the Emmy award-winning indie...

“Humans of New York” documentary series coming to Facebook

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Facebook is putting a human touch on its new video efforts. The social network has ordered a 12-episode docuseries from Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog, Humans of New York. The half-hour series will also be...

Six Filmmaking Tips From Ken Burns

Source:  Film School Rejects  1.  Storytelling is Storytelling 2.  1 + 1 = 3 3.  Do Something Lasting 4.  Plans Will Change 5.  There Is No Single Career Path 6.  Never Stop Learning Read the story at Film School Rejects.  Receive all of today’s stories in one email...

Wang Bing’s “Mrs. Fang” wins top prize at Locarno Festival

Source:  Variety A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary, “Mrs. Fang,” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ends today. In keeping with...

How One Young Filmmaker Sold His Documentary to Netflix

Source:  Fstoppers In November of last year, Jonny Von Wallström sold his feature-length documentary film, "The Pearl of Africa," to Netflix.  He had been attempting to chase down the video streaming service for several years.  This included hunting down contact...

News & Documentary Emmy nominations announced. PBS & CBS lap field.

Source:  Deadline PBS and CBS more than doubled all other networks as the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy nominations were announced today. PBS hoarded a leading 48 noms, led by Frontline (12), POV (11) and Independent Lens (10), followed by the Eye network with...

What Traditional TV Documentarians Need to Know About VR

Source:   Neiman Reports Robert Socha thought VR and 360 video were mostly about different cameras.  He quickly learned he was wrong.  VR is a totally different way of thinking, producing, and storytelling. Read the story at Neiman...

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